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The Ordinary Boys


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Birth Place: Worthing, England
Years Active: 2002–2008
Genres: Indie Rock, 2 Tone

The Ordinary Boys were an English indie rock band from Worthing, originally named Next in Line. They were influenced by mod revival and Britpop music, as well as the bands Madness, The Specials, The Kinks and The Smiths. Their name derives from a Morrissey song, "The Ordinary Boys". Despite their limited success on the UK charts, their popularity grew, particularly due to media coverage that the lead singer, Samuel Preston, received when participating in ''Celebrity Big Brother UK'' in January 2006. Following that appearance, sales of the band's albums increased and the "Boys Will Be Boys" single moved from #33 to #3 in four weeks. Fans of the band were nicknamed "The Ordinary Army". Notable... Continue Bio >>